Kathy Baker

Biography: KATHY BAKER,
American supporting actress
kathy baker is known for her exceptional talent and versatility. Born in midland, texas, baker was raised as a quaker by her french mother and her american father, a prominent academic who has taught at princeton and the sorbonne. She has been acting since she was ten, but did not formally study until she entered the theater department of the california institute of the arts. She later transferred to the university of california, berkley where she earned a bachelor's degree in french. By this time, she'd abandoned acting in favor of marriage. Following her divorce, baker trained to be a cordon bleu chef in paris. Back in the states, she worked as a pastry chef and a chocolate vendor. Eventually baker returned to acting and in 1983 won an obie award for her work in sam shephard's play fool for love. That same year she made her big screen debut in the astronaut epic the right stuff. Though not all of the films in which baker has
appeared have been critical and box office successes, her ability to bring her diverse characters to life has won her consistently favorable notice. In 1987, baker was named best supporting actress by the national society of film critics for her work in street smart. Though she still occasionally works in film, she has most recently appeared as a main character on the popular cbs television series picket fences. -- all movie guide

BIRTHDATE: June 8, 1950
Kathy baker is one strong woman, she raises two sons in Pasadina,CA, has developed a reading program, and still finds time to keep making the movies we all love

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Movies- a little inside
T.V Movies- sanctuaty on C.B.S wendsday febuary 28 2001
TNT- "door" also starring kyra sedwick - Coming soon

Things you can tell just by looking at her (2001)
ratz (2000)
atf (1999)
the cider house rules (1999)
shake, rattle and roll (1999)
a season for miracles (1999)
shake, rattle and roll (1999)
oklahoma city: a survivor's story (1998)
inventing the abbotts (1997)
weapons of mass distraction (1997)
not in this town (1997)
to gillian on her 37th birthday (1996)
lush life (1994)
mad dog and glory (1993)
jennifer 8 (1992)
article 99 (1992)
amazing stories: the movie vi (1992)
one special victory (1991)
the image (1990)
mr. Frost (1990)
edward scissorhands (1990)
dad (1989)
jacknife (1989)
clean and sober (1988)
street smart (1987)
a killing affair (1985)

Kathy Baker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 59
Highest Metascore: 85 Take Shelter
Lowest Metascore: 34 The Glass House
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Age of Adaline Jan 23, 2015 Cast tbd
65 Saving Mr. Banks Dec 13, 2013 Tommie 7.7
85 Take Shelter Sep 30, 2011 Sarah 7.7
43 Machine Gun Preacher Sep 23, 2011 Cast 7.2
57 Last Chance Harvey Dec 25, 2008 Jean 6.5
61 The Jane Austen Book Club Sep 21, 2007 Bernadette 6.2
37 All the King's Men Sep 22, 2006 Mrs. Burden 5.2
57 13 Going on 30 Apr 23, 2004 Bev Rink 6.5
73 Cold Mountain Dec 25, 2003 Sally Swanger 4.8
51 Assassination Tango Mar 28, 2003 Maggie 9.5
34 The Glass House Sep 14, 2001 Nancy Ryan 7.2
75 The Cider House Rules Dec 10, 1999 Nurse Angela 7.5
49 Inventing the Abbotts Apr 4, 1997 Helen Holt 7.3
71 Mad Dog and Glory Mar 5, 1993 Lee 7.3
74 Edward Scissorhands Dec 7, 1990 Joyce 8.1